April 12, 2005

Today in History: The Civil War Begins


Today, in 1861, at 4:30 a.m. Fort Sumter was fired upon, returned fire, and the United States was officially at war with itself.

After it had all ended, over 600,000 Americans had perished. Source.

Posted by Random Penseur at April 12, 2005 09:31 AM

Thanks for marking this occasion--as a reader who has had a lifelong interest in the Civil War, it is nice to know I'm not alone in marking these milestones.

Posted by: Angie at April 12, 2005 02:00 PM

And I believe that today is the day that Lincoln died?

Posted by: Jim at April 15, 2005 12:14 PM
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